Beluga lentils are a tiny, black lentil that gets its name from its similarity to Beluga caviar. They are less frequent than red, yellow, and green lentils and are cultivated in the cold, dry regions of Canada and America's northern plains. Black Beluga lentils, unlike red and yellow lentils, keep their form and texture when cooked. They have a delicate flavour and are excellent at absorbing other flavours. Health Facts:
- They are naturally gluten-free, low in sodium, and high in protein.
- They are also an excellent source of iron, as well as soluble and insoluble fibre.
- They may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
- They have an antioxidant that fights free radical damage in your body.
- They help to improve digestion, reduce blood sugar levels, and contribute to a healthy weight.
These organically cultivated black beluga lentils are free of hazardous pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers. They are an excellent addition to a nutritious vegan diet.
Rinse beluga lentils before use, then boil in water for approximately 25-30 minutes.